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The Write On Workshop And On Living An Inspired Life

Yesterday, I was blessed to have been part of Martine de Luna’s Write On workshop, which was held at La Creperie. I didn’t just learn about branding, but I also re-discovered so many things about myself–things that I must have forgotten while I was trying to get by (or is survive a better word to use?).

Write On Workshop

Martine and participants of the Write On Workshop (09.21.13, La Creperie)

I have to say that my decision to sign up for this workshop is so timely. Aside from the fact that I love crepe (mango crepe to be specific hehe), I am also in this stage in my blogging journey (and my life as well) where I’m starting to ask, “Where am I going with this?” Blogging (and life) used to be amazing, fun, exciting… but why do I feel so exhausted just thinking about what to write/do next?

In one of Martine’s exercises for us, she asked us to create a character–our blog reader. The exercise gave me an idea of who my target audience is, but more importantly, it reminded me of my why in blogging. It reminded me of things I enjoy, but stopped doing/pursuing; of topics I love discussing, but somehow stopped writing about. It also reminded me that I should not be blogging to impress (which is probably why I feel so uncomfortable about blogging recently), but to share a bit of my life to women who may be going through the same things–good or bad.

After the workshop, Daddy A and I got a chance to hang out without the kids. That’s when I took the chance to talk to him about my thoughts and feelings about our situation. Like I mentioned, it feels like we’re just trying to get by and not living life to the fullest like we used to. He welcomed the conversation. Apparently, while waiting for me, he also did some reading on living an inspired life. Hehehe.

“When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.” — Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

On our way home, we talked about how we used to live life and how we miss being so carefree. We eventually reached an agreement to start living our best life and we will do this through a dare. We named it our Happiness Project, which I will talk about in a different post. 🙂 See how powerful this workshop is? It did not just touch on my creating a brand, it also influenced my life!

SO. Expect a few changes on Mom On Duty. Aside from design tweaks, I also plan to make my content more me. While I enjoy hosting giveaways and writing reviews and how-to posts, I’d like to focus on what I love talking about most: my family and our journey to living life to the fullest.

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  • Reply A Day In My Work-At-Home-World

    […] This is what I refer to as Blissful WAHM-ing. Thank goodness I had the opportunity to attend one of Martine de Luna’s workshops. Sure, the workshop was about writing, but Martine also shared some of her thoughts on creating a […]

    January 23, 2015 at 6:03 PM
  • Reply Martine | WAHM. Wife. Blogging Belle.

    May effect pala, Denise? LOL!
    Thanks for being at Write On, Kim! We finally met! 🙂
    And here’s to living our best lives, and letting our blogs be the catalyst for that. Hope to hang with you!

    September 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM
    • Reply Mom On Duty

      The “Martine effect” is true! Even my husband says so. Lol! Nakaka-good vibes eh. It’s unbelievable- after the workshop, our attitude shifted talaga and a few days later, sobrang umikot yung situation namin from bad to super awesome. :))

      September 30, 2013 at 11:41 PM
  • Reply Denise Rayala

    I proudly call that the “Martine” effect. Hehe. That’s what I said on my post, too. She won’t teach you what to do, she will allow you to live your life… and eventually blog about it. 🙂

    September 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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